AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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Map Workspace in 2012

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05-23-2012 03:03 PM

What the easiest way to get it in there, and why isn't it there in the first place?

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Re: Map Workspace in 2012

05-23-2012 03:05 PM in reply to: Joe-Bouza



with command _MAPWSPACE you can switch it on (and off).

With command _MAPOPTIONS you have a checkbox to define if it should be started by default or not.


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[EDIT] spelling of MAPOPTIONS corrected [/EDIT]

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Re: Map Workspace in 2012

05-23-2012 03:53 PM in reply to: Joe-Bouza

AD changed it from the tool-based / tasked-based geospatial workspace to "Planning & Analsys" under workspace switching icon in lower right of screen....  But I agree w/ the last post.

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Re: Map Workspace in 2012

05-24-2012 06:55 AM in reply to: thepworth

As to why it's not there by default: we are trying to demand load the Map tools.




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Re: Map Workspace in 2012

05-24-2012 07:18 AM in reply to: Joe-Bouza

I just put my commonly used tools like Task Pane, Assign Coordinates and a few others into my Quick Access Toolbar. If I need a lot of the Map commands or tools, then I switch workspaces. The "light show" of flashing white boxes when changing workspaces is sort of entertaining.

That toolbar is one of the best interface features we have.



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